Family Promise at Copper Dog Books

Stop by Copper Dog Books on Friday, October 29th to hear more information about Family Promise North Shore.

Since May of 2013, Family Promise North Shore Boston has worked with local faith groups, dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers to further their mission of housing families and helping them get back on their feet.

Their program works intensively with a small number of families at a time, dedicating many hours per week to ensure each family has the services they need to be successful. This includes a financial literacy course, job skills assessment, monthly budgeting accountability and other services as needed, such as family therapy, crisis intervention or therapeutic mentoring.  Children are able to continue their usual school routine and remain in their normal school system, providing them with a sense of stability during this time of transition for their family.

We avoid the costly and time-consuming process of creating shelters by using existing resources in an interfaith network of local congregations. Families receive meals and overnight lodging at houses of worship, which take turns sheltering families one week at a time. During the day, our guests have access and transportation to our Day Center, where professional social workers help them attain employment, sustainable housing and other services as needed. Families engage in intensive case management and receive monthly aftercare services.

This community-based response to homelessness has proved to be both efficient and lasting. None of the families that have “graduated” from the program have experienced homelessness again.

Event date: 
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Copper Dog Books
Beverly, MA 01915-4523